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Modelling and Simulation

Exploring Dynamic System Behaviour

  • Louis G. Birta
  • Gilbert Arbez

Part of the Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications book series (SFMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Louis G. Birta, Gilbert Arbez
      Pages 3-17
    3. Louis G. Birta, Gilbert Arbez
      Pages 19-51
  3. DEDS Modelling and Simulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-55
    2. Louis G. Birta, Gilbert Arbez
      Pages 57-97
    3. Louis G. Birta, Gilbert Arbez
      Pages 99-168
    4. Louis G. Birta, Gilbert Arbez
      Pages 169-203
    5. Louis G. Birta, Gilbert Arbez
      Pages 205-240
    6. Louis G. Birta, Gilbert Arbez
      Pages 241-266
  4. CTDS Modelling and Simulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-268
    2. Louis G. Birta, Gilbert Arbez
      Pages 269-289
    3. Louis G. Birta, Gilbert Arbez
      Pages 291-322
    4. Louis G. Birta, Gilbert Arbez
      Pages 323-342
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 343-437

About this book

Introduction

Modelling and simulation provides invaluable support for the design and evaluation of dynamic systems, offering multi-faceted tools that are unconstrained by discipline boundaries.

This fully updated and expanded new edition of Modelling and Simulation presents a practical introduction to the fundamental aspects of modelling and simulation. It provides the necessary foundations both for those wishing to learn about this methodology and also for those who have a need to apply it in their work. Illustrative examples are drawn from projects formulated within the domains of both discrete-event dynamic systems and continuous-time dynamic systems.

Topics and features:

  • Presents a project-oriented (i.e., goal-based) perspective on modelling and simulation
  • Describes an updated novel activity based conceptual modelling framework (the ABCmod framework) for discrete-event dynamic systems
  • Includes a new chapter that presents a novel world view, the Activity-Object world view, which eases the translation of a conceptual model specification in the ABCmod framework into a simulation program
  • Contains numerous illustrative examples and useful algorithms, in addition to exercises and projects at the end of most chapters
  • Includes a primer on probability, a concise guide to the GPSS programming environment and an overview of relevant MATLAB features in the appendices
  • Provides supplementary software and teaching support material at an associated website, including lecture slides and a methodology for organizing student projects

Students at the senior undergraduate or junior graduate level will find this hands-on textbook/reference to be an essential guide to the fundamentals of modelling and simulation. It is also ideally suited for self-study by professionals seeking insight into the vast potential of this rapidly evolving problem-solving paradigm.

Authors and affiliations

  • Louis G. Birta
    • 1
  • Gilbert Arbez
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.School of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-2783-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2782-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2783-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-2817
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-2825
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